The Wellness Soldier: How War and Cannabis Created a Canadian Force for Good

Veteran Cody Lindsay can credit the Canadian military for helping and hindering him in equal parts.

Without his training and experience as a cook in the army, the 34-year-old Ottawan wouldn’t have developed the culinary skills he currently uses to teach others how to cook with medicinal marijuana in healthy and nutritional ways.

As the Wellness Soldier, Lindsay is known amongst veterans and marijuana activists for his cooking demos at cannabis expos across the country. His popular live seminars aim to educate medicinal users on the best ways to incorporate cannabis oils into food like sauces, salad dressings and risottos.

“I teach them how to make real meals, so it’s not only the regime of eating a cookie or only eating a head or feet off of a gummy bear,” Lindsay tells Leafly.

But while his seven years in the military nourished his culinary capabilities, it also corroded the

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